Post by Nick Post by John
We already spend significantly less on healthcare (as a percentage of GDP)
than both France & Germany, so why on earth don't the government bite the
bullet and impose the modest increase in tax &/or NI contributions that
would be necessary to solve the problem?
Because middle earners already pay a lot of tax and it is a disincentive
to working harder.
Why not charge for basic simple health services like GP appointments
because we would likely see a system that sees all manner of special
interest groups receive exception from the charge
and I will wager the contents of my bank account that there is a close
correlation between members of this special interest groups and the set of
people who abuse the NHS services
So what we will have is the responsible members of society subsiding the
irresponsible members even more than they do currently.
By all means charge for GP visits, but only on the basis of NO exceptions,
none at all, no not even this very very special case
but I bet you can't get a political consensus for that